Reading boss Brian McDermott is confident Daniel Caricco will soon begin to show his worth.
Caricco, a £600,000 signing from Sporting, looks set to keep his place in the team despite a disappointing debut at the Madejski last week, where he was substituted at half-time.
"He is a good player. He just needs time," McDermott said.
"It was a tall order to go straight in to the side and play 45 minutes so soon. "He is an experienced player, he needs to build up his fitness, get to know the league and the team. I am sure he will be an excellent addition to the squad.